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Pride & Ownership: A Firefighter's Love of the Job Hardcover – June 22, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-1593700782 ISBN-10: 1593700784

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  • Hardcover: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Fire Engineering Books & Videos (June 22, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593700784
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593700782
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,469 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Chief, City of Lewisville (TX) Fire Department

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This book is the kind of book you read through in a couple of days and learn from for a couple of lifetimes.
TimML
This is a great book and a must read for anyone in the fire service.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By E. Sorensen on August 5, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Finally, a "White Hat" who gets it...they are a rare breed. Chief Lasky's book illustrates why being a firefighter is the best career in the world. He is forward thinking, but established in a foundation of old school values which gives him direction. All this is found in his book. This is an easy read, but a very complex subject. If you are on the 'Job', this is a must read - over and over again. Fall in love with the job all over - and be proud of what you do!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TimML on July 18, 2009
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Chief Lasky tells us what each of us was thinking. As a firefighter, we love what we do and why we do our job. This book is the kind of book you read through in a couple of days and learn from for a couple of lifetimes. Anyone who has a lackluster attitude needs to read this and realize that there is more to the service than just showing to work on time and going home when its your turn. Remembering that this is a family is the number one point that comes across in this book. Thanks Chief Lasky!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By #471 on March 11, 2010
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Outstanding book by Chief Lasky... gets to the heart of why we as firefighters do what we do. Serves as a reminder for the service as a whole to hold onto our core values which is what distinguishes our profession from so many others out there. An outstanding read, should be essential material on promotional reading lists if it isn't already!
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By J. Blunt on February 15, 2009
Format: Hardcover
After hearing a podcast on this book on [...] I decided that I should pick up a copy and see what the hub-bub was all about. This book exceeded most of my expectations. Chief Lasky took it upon himself to address many of the issues that are now plaguing the fire service. He writes on the lost traditions, what it means to be a firefighter, a Company Officer and even a Chief Officer. He also tells the reader about some of the programs his fire department does to increase interaction with the public and how it improves the relationship between the fire department and the public/elected officials.

This book should be a mandatory read for every firefighter on the job BEFORE they get promoted to a Company Officer position. The only reason I do not give it five stars is because Lasky lives to be a little repetitive and some grammatical errors. However, this book has brought me back into focus on why I am a firefighter and what I need to remember as I continue along my career in the fire service.
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By Jason Edwards on February 23, 2008
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I had the opportunity to attend a seminar by the author which prompted me to buy the book. This contains much of what was in the seminar and has really inspired me to reach for the next level of pride and professionalism in my career as a firefighter. This is a must have for anyone serious about the fire service. Extremely helpful ideas on how to make the most of the greatest job in the world!
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the book held my interest from start to finish. it hit home on what the job is, and should be.
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By Ray Griffin on February 7, 2014
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If you are embarking on a career in the fire service you must read this book, if you are getting promoted to company officer - you must read this book, if you are a fire chief - you must read this book. Read it and when you feel yourself struggling to with the issue of moral, read it again. Reading this book (& if given the opportunity to hear Chief Lasky lecture - Do it) will rekindle the fire that sparked your career to begin with. One of my favorite books I have ever read.
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By CJL on January 14, 2014
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I bought this book for my Son-in-law, who is a Firemedic, Captain. He had it on his "gift list for his B-Day. He really loved it!
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